What is Medici?

  • (noun): Aristocratic Italian family of powerful merchants and bankers who ruled Florence in the 15th century.

Some articles on medici:

Lucrezia De' Medici (1470–1553)
... Lucrezia Maria Romola de' Medici (4 August 1470 – between 10 and November 15, 1553) was an Italian noblewoman, the eldest daughter of Lorenzo de' Medici and Clarice Orsini and mother of Maria ...
Lucrezia Tornabuoni - Biography
... In 1444, Lucrezia was married to Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, son of Cosimo de' Medici, a wealthy banker from Florence ... The Tornabuoni family had been living in exile but Cosimo de' Medici helped the family return to their home in Florence ...
Lucrezia Tornabuoni - Biography - Children
... Their surviving children were Bianca de' Medici (1445–1488), married Guglielmo de' Pazzi and was mother to fifteen children ... Lucrezia de' Medici (1448–1493), married Bernardo Rucellai ... Lorenzo de' Medici (1449–1492), Lord of Florence and was married to Clarice Orsini ...
Lorenzo The Elder
1395 – 23 September 1440) was an Italian banker of the House of Medici of Florence, the younger brother of Cosimo de' Medici the Elder and the ... Lorenzo was the son of Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici and Piccarda Bueri, and was educated by Carlo Marsuppini ... In 1435 he moved to Rome to oversee the affairs of the Medici Bank at the Papal court ...
Sonja Kohn - Madoff Connection
... The Bank Medici directed funds from investors to Bernard Madoff ... For example, Bank Medici was Thema Fund's investment manager ... In returning for finding investors, Bank Medici collected fees of 4.6 million euros from Thema International Fund in 2007 ...

Famous quotes containing the word medici:

    I should like to have seen a gallery of coronation beauties, at Westminster Abbey, confronted for a moment by this band of Island girls; their stiffness, formality, and affectation contrasted with the artless vivacity and unconcealed natural graces of these savage maidens. It would be the Venus de’ Medici placed beside a milliner’s doll.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    The said doctor can easily practise upon a page, and, if he does well, he can use his remedies on my son.
    —Catherine De’ Medici (1519–1589)